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Mount Rushmore Reopens, Sees Thousands of Tourists

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Tourists are once again flocking to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. National parks have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown, but South Dakota and several corporate donors worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen...
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Pierre Man Rescued by Strangers After Boat Mishap

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre man is thanking three strangers for coming to his rescue when he fell out of a boat while fishing on the Oahe Dam tailrace. Marty Javurek says he was fishing with a friend Saturday when their boat hit something and he was thrown into water about 15 feet...
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Heavy Rainfall Setting Records in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Wet weather is setting records across South Dakota. National Weather Service reports show Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Huron, Mitchell, Aberdeen and Yankton set daily rainfall records for Oct. 14 Monday. Some areas in eastern South Dakota got about 3 inches of rain. Totals were lower in the west,...
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About 1,800 Still Without Power from Fall Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – About 1,800 electric customers in western South Dakota remain without power from an autumn storm that dumped several feet of snow, and more is falling. Black Hills Power says about 200 of its customers still don’t have electricity but most should by midweek. West River electric cooperatives say an...
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